W. Bernard Lukenbill on the Importance and Application of Research

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“Research in Information Studies” discusses research from a theoretical and practical standpoint.

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Research is present in the fabric of modern civilization and culture. From the job-hunting college graduate to the sophisticated research and development departments of corporate giants, research is relevant and necessary in many aspects of society and life as a whole. Grounded in an extensive career as a professor emeritus in the School of Information at the University of Texas and his librarianship in various educational institutions, W. Bernard Lukenbill is happy to share his insights and technical expertise on the subject of research. His book Research in Information Studies offers a pertinent introduction and guide on this crucial activity.

Lukenbill has applied a holistic approach in discussing research and its components and uses. His study demonstrates the importance of this activity as a cultural and social element of a progressive society. It also celebrates the life and works of researchers and theorists whose contributions continue to inspire and aid the efforts of researchers in the present day. Original drawings and photography by Richard H. Hendler, Jr as well as images from various collections and archives enhance the historical and social importance of research in the modern world.

Research in Information Studies is also designed as a useful manual for readers who want to know how to apply this tool on practical problems and how to become better consumers of research information. It discusses important sources of information, communication medium, legal and ethical considerations in today’s research environments and basic statistical and data collecting procedures.

Enlightening and instructive, Research in Information Studies is an excellent tool for understanding and applying research to real-life problems and situations. Both beginners and advanced researchers will benefit from having this reference on hand.

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About the Author
W. Bernard Lukenbill is a professor emeritus in the School of Information at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of North Texas. He earned his MLS degree from the University of Oklahoma and his PhD from Indiana University. He also served on the faculty of the University of Maryland, College Park. Lukenbill has published widely in the professional and academic press. His research involves cultural and social issues as they impact information studies. Lukenbill has presented his research widely including both the United States and internationally.

Research in Information Studies * by W. Bernard Lukenbill
A Cultural and Social Approach
Publication Date: June 11, 2012
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